Definition of Grist

1. Noun. Grain intended to be or that has been ground.

Generic synonyms: Cereal, Food Grain, Grain

Definition of Grist

1. n. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces.

Definition of Grist

1. Noun. grain that is to be ground in a mill ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) a group of bees ¹

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Definition of Grist

1. grain for grinding [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grist

1. 1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces. "Get grist to the mill to have plenty in store." (Tusser. Q) 2. Supply; provision. 3. In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands. All is grist that comes to his mill, all that he has anything to do with is a source of profit. To bring grist to the maill, to bring profitable business into one's hands; to be a source of profit. Origin: AS. Grist, fr. Grindan. See Grind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grist

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grist for the mill
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grist mills
grist to the mill

Literary usage of Grist

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1. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide by Oliver Evans, Thomas P. Jones, Cadwallader Evans (1848)
"16, Plate VII., is a representation of a grist-mill, so constructed that the grist being put into the hopper, it will be ground and bolted and returned into ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Ephraim Williams, Dudley Atkins Tyng, Octavius Pickering, Theron Metcalf, Luther Stearns Cushing, Horace Gray, Charles Allen, Albert Gallatin Browne (1899)
"A grant of a grist mill on a stream, " to have the first privilege of water necessary (at running the same as a good grist mill," purports ..."

3. Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1881)
"The grist Tax Debates—Prorogation of Parliament and its Re. ... engaged • on the Bill for the Abolition of the grist Tax, which had formed, from the first, ..."

4. A Complete Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith (1843)
"Watered by Campan'» er., a branch of Genesee The v. is situated on the line of the New York and Erie railroad, and contains 2 churches, 5 store«. 1 grist m ..."

5. A Preliminary Report on a Part of the Water Powers of Alabama by Benjamin Mortimer Hall (1903)
"Hill, flour and grist mill 10 John H. Helms. Ballplay, flour and grist mill 6 ... Nix. flour and grist mill 12 John B. Burns, Seaborn, flour and grist mill ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"grist. All gritt that comet to my mill. All is appropriated that comes ... grist is all that quantity of corn which is to be ground or crushed at one time. ..."

7. History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 by John Thomas Scharf, Thompson Westcott (1884)
"In 1712, Joseph Growden owned a grist-mill at the mouth of Mill Creek, as appears in his petition of that year to the Assembly against the ferry privilege ..."

8. The Water-power of Maine by Maine Hydrographic Survey (1868)
"On the first dam, saw mill, shingle mill, clapboard machine. On the second dam, shingle machine, three grist mills, and a carding machine. ..."

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